Edna, who is almost 60, was referred to the food bank by a cancer charity, after her Employment and Support Allowance was replaced by Jobseeker’s. Although she underwent radical surgery last year to remove cancer, and has arthritis, as well as depression following the recent death of her brother, Edna has been told she is fit for work. She has been applying for jobs, but feels that her age has reduced her employability, and is also concerned that she would not be able to cope physically with a job. She is appealing the decision, but this is expected to take weeks. Edna lives alone and has sold her TV, a main source of company for her, in order to put food on the table. She contacted the food bank with just £8 left to last her five days.

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